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Boomerang A46-18

Aircraft Model:CAC CA-12 Boomerang
Manufacturer:Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:841
Identities:A46-18
Units:No. 83 Squadron, RAAF
No. 85 Squadron, RAAF
No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF

Timeline

9 December 1942Received by No. 1 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, ex CAC.
10 December 1942Allotted to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
13 December 1942Issued to No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
14 December 1942Received by No. 2 Operational Training Unit, RAAF.
19 December 1942Ground looped on runway at Mildura.
26 March 1943Allotted to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
14 April 1943Issued to No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
15 April 1943Received by No. 83 Squadron, RAAF.
21 April 1943Allotted to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
25 April 1943Issued to No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
30 April 1943Received by No. 85 Squadron, RAAF.
13 May 1943Aircraft bounced while landing in slight cross-wind and gusty conditions. The pilot eased the control column too far forward, depressing the nose and causing the airscrew tips to contact the runway.
Pilot: P/O FRANK JAMES CORNALLY, RAAF 420450 (Survived)
1 January 1944Aircraft swerved to the left on landing, tearing through the scrub and coming to rest on its belly.
Pilot: LAC DUDLEY BARTON ADAMS, RAAF 418043 (Uninjured)
4 January 1944Allotted to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF, for repair.
5 January 1944Issued to No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
14 January 1944Received by No. 4 Aircraft Depot, RAAF.
15 May 1944Western Area letter recommends airframe conversion.
19 June 1944AMSE approve conversion.
22 June 1944RAAF HQ approve conversion.

References

Dunn, P. 2018 Crash of a Boomerang at Guildford, WA, on 1 January 1944. Australia @ War. Retrieved 22 October 2018 from <https://www.ozatwar.com/ozcrashes/wa64.htm>.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1944, Aircraft Status cards - Boomerang CA-12, A46-1 to A46-99, A10297, BLOCK 341.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, Boomerang A46 [Accidents Part 1], A9845, 139.

National Archives of Australia [NAA] 1945, RAAF unit history sheets (form A50) [Operations Record Book - Forms A50 and A51] number 85 squadron February 1943 to October 1945, A9186, 115.

Wilson, S. 1991 Wirraway, Boomerang & CA-15 in Australian Service. Fyshwick: Aerospace Publications Pty. Ltd.

Record updated on 22 October 2018.


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